County Events, How Can You Participate?
By Kristie Popa
4-H County Events gives youth ages 8 and up the opportunity and experience of preparing and delivering a 4-H related speech or presentation. Youth can exhibit their knowledge by presenting on a topic related to their 4-H project through public speaking, demonstrations, illustrated talks and share the fun (talent).
County Events allows youth to:
- Develop skills in gathering, preparing and presenting educational information
- Gain confidence in public speaking
- Exhibit 4-H project knowledge and skills
Explore the different kinds of County Events presentations:
Demonstrations: also thought of as “show & tell,” put words into action and shows “how to” do something including the steps in doing that and how to use the appropriate supplies. You can use visual aids to enhance your demonstration. You should actually “do” something and have a finished product to show the audience at the end.
Illustrated Talk: Tells “how to” do something through illustrating a process. You should teach the audience how to do something through the use of the posters, graphs, charts, models, equipment, and PowerPoint presentations. No finished product is required.
Public Speaking: A prepared speech that “tells about” something and shares what you have done or learned through the project. During a public speech, you teach, entertain or inform your audience about a topic.
Share the Fun: Share your talent with your audience. Talents include instrumental, vocal, dance, dramatic and novelty acts. Examples include musical instruments, singing, dance, skits, stunts, monologue, impersonation, etc.